Plant Manager

(#12207) - Eastern PA
Industry: Concrete Block, and Pavers

United Employment Group is seeking a Plant Manager in Eastern PA.


Manage and lead all aspects of assigned manufacturing operations. The role includes managing all staff, equipment/building/property maintenance, function, safety initiatives, production scheduling, inventory management, production goals, quality and cost control.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement efficient and effective daily production and shipping schedules. Communicate production to staff in a timely and effective manner
  • Lead production staff to ensure that production work is accurate, timely and consistent with work instructions and procedures
  • Optimize efficiency, productivity, and equipment performance in order to meet objectives
  • Ensure that company quality objectives are being met on a consistent basis. Train production workers on quality assurance procedures and policy as needed
  • Develop, implement, and verify standard operating procedures (SOP). Provide SOP training
  • Evaluate and assign production personnel to match abilities, skills and knowledge to the optimal plant assignment
  • Maintain organization, discipline and structure through the enforcement of Company policies and House Rules. Monitor and take corrective action on issues relating to work performance
  • Engage in daily production work and plant activities as needed. Possess ability to operate and maintain all plant production equipment
  • Ability to be on-call during all production shifts for troubleshooting assistance and be available to travel to plant as needed
  • Ensure physical inventories/cycle counts are conducted as required to ensure accuracy of perpetual inventory. Interface with office staff on production/work order completions. Ensure proper quantities and counts
  • Supervise the assembly, operation, and maintenance of molds, production, and delivery equipment to ensure production and deliveries are carried out as scheduled
  • Ensure the operation and maintenance of curing equipment such as heaters, boilers, steam generators, and water softeners is properly carried out
  • Supervise preventive maintenance of manufacturing equipment and rolling stock and make sure needed parts are ordered to repair said equipment
  • Implement continuous improvement. Possess competent understanding of efficiency and use of labor as it relates to output
  • Maintain effective working relationships with company employees, suppliers, and customers. Promote and maintain the professional image and reputation of the company and ensure timely problem resolution and customer satisfaction
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management


Qualifications & Requirements
  • Experience and ability to manage a staff of supervisors, leads, machine operators, equipment operators, drivers, yard personnel, plant production workers, and administrative staff. Ability to give direction, assess talent, and make tough decisions
  • Experience with building and property maintenance essential. Basic mechanical ability necessary
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak in English
  • Basic mathematical skills are necessary to fill out production sheets, create and interpret schedules, and determine plant procedures
  • Understanding of manufacturing equipment and process required
  • Ability to interpret production metrics and understand goals
  • Basic comprehension of cost control within a manufacturing plant
  • Experience with manufacturing/production computerized batching/PLC systems
  • Must have strong communication ability and solid interpersonal/networking skills. Evidence of leadership and professionalism
  • Working knowledge of PC Window’s environment including Microsoft Office, computer literate with the ability to analyze and manage data
  • Forklift training as required by OSHA
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. College degree and at least 3 years management experience preferred
  • At least 8 years of manufacturing and/or construction materials industry preferred


Work Environment & Physical Demands
  • Meeting customer delivery requirements and daily production demands may result in stressful situations
  • Work in an office, shop floor, and yard subject to dust, noise concentrations, and temperature changes
  • Wear proper safety equipment such as hard hat, ear protection, safety boots, safety glasses at all times while inside the plant. Occasionally wear a respirator, safety apron, gloves, etc. as a particular job may require.
  • Work up to 8-10 hour shifts, as needed, including some early morning start times and/or late night ending times
  • Lift and/or carry up to 100 lb. occasionally
  • Grip, grasp, or twisting your hands and wrists regularly throughout a shift
  • Bending and stooping is regularly required throughout the day
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